Friday, November 22, 2019

Winter Begins!

Every pine and fir and hemlock
      Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
    And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
  Was ridged inch deep with pearl.
                                                           ~James Russell Lowell

It seems that winter has already arrived here in Maine! We've had 2 good snowfalls in the past week with a total of about 16 inches on the ground, and the temperature has gone below zero a few times. After the first snow, it seemed to me that spring, summer, and fall had all been just a dream, and now it's back to reality! 😁  The second storm brought freezing rain, followed by about 6 inches of heavy wet snow. Not easy to clean up perhaps, but when the sun came out next morning it was magical! Enjoy! 😊









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    1. Thanks! I love snow too, for a while, but it does wear out its welcome after 6 months. :D

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  2. Oh, my, that is a lot of snow for November. But a good blanket keeps the plants warmer when the cold winds hit. Stay warm, my friend!

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    1. Yes it is good insulation for the plants...hopefully my foxgloves will make it this time! :)

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  3. I'm not sure I could live in Maine. Much too cold for way too long for me. It is beautiful right after a snowfall. I love the pic with the berries. How are your MG's faring in the greenhouse with all the cold?

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    1. Yes it's a long winter for sure. I like a real winter, but in my opinion it should come in December and end in March. :D
      My greenhouse is unheated so I don't usually use it in the winter (I did overwinter some spinach under a cold frame in there one year).

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